“Pterodactyls” in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas

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Many eyewitnesses have called the flying creatures “pterodactyls,” although the correct name for the large non-bat featherless flyer is “pterosaur.” Let’s examine some of what has been reported on sightings in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. Texarkana, Arkansa, Sighting, About 1982 I received an email from this eyewitness many years ago. We saw the creature for […]

Enlightening the Roadblock of Car Headlights for Marfa Lights

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The major roadblock to objective investigations of the mystery lights called “Marfa Lights” is not the strangeness of the bioluminescent-pterosaur interpretation; it is the dogma of car headlights as the only explanation for any lights that might be called “mysterious” around Marfa, Texas. From the blog post “Headlights and Hard Heads Knock Marfa Lights,” we […]

Pterosaur Book About to be Published

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The second edition of a nonfiction book on pterosaurs, Live Pterosaurs in America, is nearing completion, probably becoming available on Amazon in November, 2010. Several additions to this cryptozoology book make this revised edition more valuable. Sighting in Cuba Although the Guantanamo Bay military station in Cuba is not part of the United States, the 1971 sighting […]

Marfa lights and ropen lights

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In his non-fiction book “Hunting Marfa Lights,” James Bunnell describes many sightings, including one “mystery light” that was photographed on February 19, 2003. The flying light appeared to have “on and off states as well as occasional bursts to brightness.” He concluded that it had “the appearance of chemical combustion including at least two re-ignitions […]

American ghost lights — what are they?

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The Gurdon Light (Arkansas), the Chapel Hill Light (Tennessee), the Cohoke Light (Virginia), the Gonzales Light (Louisiana), the Hornet Light (Missouri)–Each has a legend of a headless ghost with a lantern; other places have similar lights with similar legends. What are these strange lights? Let’s find out with a fictional court interrogation of Mr. Gurdon Light (GL) (but the mystery lights […]

Marfa Lights of Texas

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I recently interviewed a man who observed several strange lights near Marfa, Texas. Driving across the country, two days earlier, Mr. Greene decided to stop at the Marfa observation station, having previously read of the strange lights. He watched the sky for hours, grateful that the flying lights were active that night. [details became available in late 2010, […]